Curriculum by Level

Montessori

  • Ages 3-6 are immersed in a Montessori environment permeated with our Catholic faith. Lessons include Sensorial, Practical Life,  Math, Language Arts, Science, History, and Geography.
  • Theology is presented throughout the regular school day and is the focus of Fridays as students participate in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd in our Atrium. Our environment emphasizes spiritual, social and character development.
  • Optional Mathematics Supplement – Singapore Kindergarten Mathematics series

Primary

  • Advanced kindergartners, first and second graders usually spend two years in our primary class.
  • Students are formed as “Royal Children of God” through Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and in the second year focus on Christ in the Eucharist as they prepare for First Communion.
  • Academics focus on developing reading, writing and mathematics skills. Science, history and geography are also introduced. Also during this time students memorize poems and lists of important information they will use later.

Elementary

  • Students in this level spend two years focusing on improving their reading, writing and mathematics skills while expanding their explorations in science, history and geography.
  • They continue to work in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (Level 3).
  • We focus heavily on writing during these two years, introducing the curriculum from  the Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW).
  • Students continue to advance at an individualized pace in mathematics using Singapore Mathematics.
  • They continue with some memory work that later learning will build upon.

Intermediate

  • Intermediate students make the adjustment from a self-contained classroom with a single teacher to a schedule with individualized subjects presented by several teachers.
  • Academic courses include: Language Arts, Mathematics, Latin, History, Science, Robotics, and Theology. 

Secondary

  • Our secondary curriculum carries students through the junior high years.
  • They continue in the pattern developed in Intermediate with increased responsibility for themselves and their education.
  • Academic offerings are the same as before, but with increasingly challenging materials and concepts.